Solar in Texas, The Emperor has No Clothes: Maura Yates

  • Scholz Garten 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX, 78701 United States

Solar in Texas, The Emperor Has No Clothes

Texas has the most solar energy potential of any state in the U.S., but has been slow to adopt solar technology.  Now that's changing and all kinds of entities - wholesale electric providers, retail electric providers, businesses and individuals - are looking to solar as an affordable, reliable source of energy.

Maura Yates will speak about the values of solar in Texas, in particular within the deregulated power market. As solar is entering the mainstream, the mechanisms and strategies of making the values of solar accessible are sophisticated and validated. Join us for a forward discussion.

Maura Yates is the Vice President of Sustainable Solutions for MP2 Energy where she is responsible for solar retail and generation solutions. Prior to joining MP2 Energy 2 ½ years ago, Ms. Yates oversaw government affairs for the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions for SunEdison and developing DG and utility-scale solar solutions for Arizona Public Service. Maura also spent time with Robert Kennedy’s environmental organization,Riverkeeper, prior to joining Standard Renewable Energy, a DG and energy efficiency provider previously based out of Houston during the mid-to-late 2000s. She was named one of the ‘Top 50 Smart Grid Pioneers of 2015’ by SmartGrid Today magazine.

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